Persian Rugs & The Silent War On Decoration

Persian Rugs & The Silent War On Decoration

Persian rugs are amongst the most sought after pieces of decoration available. Their ever present placement in households is due to their popularity as some of the most intricate floor pieces to accentuate a room. In the United States alone, almost a billion dollars worth of rugs finds their way into consumer’s homes each year. It’s a massive export and source of revenue for Iranian business owners and skilled laborers. But, genuine Persian carpets became harder to purchase after sanctions were placed by the US government against Iran.   The...

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Persian Rugs - Design & Patterns

Persian Rugs - Design & Patterns

Unveiling the Mystery of Persian carpet Design - While the unique artistry of each Persian rug is a feast for the eyes, each rug design is also full of meaning. Imprinted on each woven work of art are the different cultures and traditions held by Persian artisans from distinct cities and different tribes throughout history. Understanding the intricately interwoven story of each symbol on just a single Oriental rug will enhance your enjoyment of these excellent works of art. These four design elements in Persian rugs are rife with meaning,...

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The Persian Rug: a Great Accomplishment

The Persian Rug: a Great Accomplishment

The Persian rug has a long history of prestige, which dates back almost 3,500 years. The first rug ever found was in 529 BC. By its degree of skill required to make and its sophistication, it’s believed that the skill of carpet weaving must have been around 1,000 years old. They were first made for personal use with designs meant to represent small villages or tribes. The skill of carpet weaving was passed down from generation to generation becoming culturally significant to the Persian people, or modern day Iranians. It...

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